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CANON legria hf s200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of CANON legria hf s200. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The durability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size, and there are some negative opinions about the reliability and control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the CANON legria hf s200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of CANON legria hf s200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The design and durability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the battery. Many are less positive about the usability.

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF S200 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10 X Optical Zoom, 3.5 Inch Widescreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF S200 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10 X Optical Zoom, 3.5 Inch Widescreen LCD)

Oct, 2016

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Canon LEGRIA HF S200


If you are looking for a really great camcorder that is full of features and provides everything you need to take fantastic quality video and so much more, then look no further than the beautiful new Canon LEGRIA HF S200.

Overall as you can see this camcorder has all the features and specification you would expect from a high quality camcorder but the cost does reflect the number of different features that this camcorder has. The Canon HF S200 does in fact prove to be...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Yiu (

Canon Legria HF S200


Custom dial, set it to Focus, Aperture and Exposure ; Records up to 24Mb/s (3MB/s) ; Functions well in low light, little noise though contrast is compromised ; Snapshots while recording (1920x1080 - 16:9) and even better when not recording (3264 x 2448...

Zooms only with the dial at the top ; Take photo" button is a little out of a perfect reach ; Auto-switch mode is useless ; Touch screen isn't fully fluent, but is very responsive compared to many others ; No infrared vision ; Microphone jack is same...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Video, Bad Software


I'm pretty certain the bad software and conversion issues are not limited to this brand as they all seem to be playing games with consumers right now.

Records great quality video. Flexible storage

The battery takes forever to charge and dies very quickly. Canon charges two arms and half a leg for another battery ; They wasted money on legacy SD cables (RCA,component) when they could have given you a superior HDMI cable instead ; Software is...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Computer Abuse (

Its Good. Its a Camcorder.


No EVF which I am sure few care. Camcorders have evolved and EVF's were on VHS camcorders because LCD screens were very expensive to manufacture. People complain about no evf and no sdxc support. Since a Firmware update sdxc is now supported. there is...

I purchased this because I had sold my older HF S10 and later regretted not having the same quality video camera. This camera supports SDXC memory cards with the firmware update at the canon website. Two SDXC cards when available/affordable would make...

I had to wait a year before it went on sale and shaved off $300 from retai, I paid under $600 but i'm sure before its no longer available they'll go as low as 500-550. If the screen breaks you lose control of the camera this would be a sad day for...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Garth (

Canon VIXIA HF S200 1/2.6" CMOS 3.5" 922K Touch LCD 10X Optical Zoom HD Flash Memory Camcorder


Note that this model does not have a viewfinder. You need to step up to the Vixia HFS21 to get a viewfinder. This point can be easy to miss. Make sure that you consider the requirement for a fast, late model PC to handle high definition video. Make...

All the advertised features work as advertised, and work well ; Large, 3.5" touch screen ; I am very happy with this product

Included software has minimal functionality. Plan on purchasing better 3rd party software ; Records in AVCHD format only, high definition only. Conversion to standard definition ("DVD" or "WEB" MPG) can be done in camera from SD card "A" slot to SD...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mike Calhoun (

Mike Calhoun


For beginners in film, or home-movie making, this is EXCELLENT. Works flawlessly Many different settings. Extreme high quality. Does not have night vision, and make sure you have software to edit the MTS (AVHD video file) because most software will not...

Product Specifications

With two SDHC memory card slots, the LEGRIA HF S200 offers versatile recording. While relay recording automatically switches between cards, the Canon HD camera system delivers ultimate HD quality. A high-resolution 8.8cm touch-screen LCD offers a highly detailed, 100% view for shooting HD movies. A unique, gesture-based LCD interface gives you fingertip access to shooting and playback functions.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.40
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:0.3

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:920000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Model:HF S200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.59

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):6.4 - 64
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8.02Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:6.01Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8.59Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.8 mm ( 1/2.6" ) / 9.8 mm ( 1/2.6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:HDMI / USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3264 x 1840

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black & white fader / Sepia fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Custom Effect / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.4